A CALL OUT FOR QUIET GREEN ACHIEVERS

TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018, ADELAIDE HILLS NATURAL RESOURCE CENTRE IS CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE  6th QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER AWARDS

Please note: entries close at 4pm on May 3rd

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) would like to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region; who do this without seeking recognition or compensation.

Do you know someone who has selflessly given their time, lives sustainably, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a greener life style?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The nominee could be involved in • a land care group • a community garden •a school kitchen garden or even •creating habitat in their own backyard.

32 people have received awards over the past 5 years and we want to hear about other Quiet Green Achievers.

TO NOMINATE A QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER:

Simply tell us about this inspirational person and what they do or have achieved in your own words, in a paragraph or up to 200 words.

You can nominate more than one person by submitting separate entries.

INCLUDE:

  • The nominee’s name, email, residential address and phone number.
  • The nominator’s name, email, residential address, and phone number.

Send your “QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER” entries or enquiries to:

  • Email: Val Hunt, AHNRC Coordinator,  valhunt@ahnrc.org
  • Post: Quiet Green Achiever Awards, Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, P O Box 165, Norton Summit SA 5136
  • Deliver to: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit, SA 5136
  • Phone:  (08) 8390 1891 open: Tuesdays-Thursdays:  9.00am -3.00pm

The AHNRC will advise the nominator if the submission is successful.

The successful nominees will be acknowledged at a public event to be held at the AHNRC on June 2nd 2018.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY IN NORTON SUMMIT.

A group of 16 local community members picked up a whopping 6 cubic metres of rubbish over three hours last Sunday morning.

Ray and Jean White coordinated the Clean Up Australia Day in Norton Summit for the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre with the help of several members of 4th Creek Catchment Group, some local residents and 4 children.

Much of the rubbish collected was able to be recycled, including cardboard, glass bottles, aluminium cans and steel. While the children reaped the benefit of the cash refund, it is a poor reflection on those who toss these products out of the car. Other items collected included tyres, plastic bags, car parts, rural and building waste, plus fast food containers. Guess how far you can drive eating a big Mac?

Most of these items were collected from roadsides adjacent to 3rd Creek and 4th Creek catchment areas and had the potential to cause harm to wildlife, aquatic creatures and to the health of the creeks.

What a great effort by everyone who helped. It is a pity that we still need to run these programs to clean up the rubbish carelessly dispersed by others.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA

clean-up-aust-day-symbol_optCLEAN UP (NORTON SUMMIT) AUSTRALIA DAY  – SUNDAY MARCH 4th

Removing rubbish from our roadsides helps to reduce water pollution, injury to wildlife and improves the ambience of our area. Join a team or get friends and neighbours together to clean up your patch. You must register and turn up at the AHNRC at 9.30 to sign on and collect bags, sharps containers and high viz vests.  BYO hats, gloves, sunscreen and water.                                                                

For information about how we did in 2017 see 2017 RUBBISH REPORT – SOUTH AUSTRALIA

START THE YEAR WITH SOPHIE THOMSON

HABITAT GARDENING with SOPHIE THOMSON. SAT FEB 3RD 1.30 – 3PM cost $10

Do you and your family spend a lot of time in the garden – playing, working, reading or just sitting? You can share this space with some beautiful native birds, insects and wildlife if you know how to attract them to your garden. Many are essential foSOPHI E THOMSONr pollinating plants and vegies, but they will all thank you for providing water, food and safe nesting sites.

Come along to hear Sophie Thomson discuss the benefits of providing habitat through plant selection and garden design.

Bookings are essential.

Sophie’s talk will follow the Hills Harvest Exchange from 10 – noon. Join us for a shared lunch on the patio and let us know when you book. This event will be free to all HHE members.

FLIES – Australia’s National Bird

CHRIS DANIELS_optWith Professor Chris Daniels

Tuesday November 21st 7.15 for 7.30 start. Cost – a gold coin donation.

Summer is nearly here and will be quickly followed by flies, whether you are at the beach, the bush or backyard.

But what do we know about them? How many types are there? Why do some bite? why do they fly in circles? Why are there so many?

Chris Daniels will entertain and inform you with this delightful insight into Australia’s national bird- the fly!

Please book by email: valhunt@ahnrc.org

Make your own special relationships with wildlife!

Say Hello to us at the Uraidla Sustainability Fair! We are returning on Sunday November 5, 2017 with the ever popular Snake Pit presented by Living with Wildlife and Adelaide Snakecatchers; and the Hills Harvest Exchange. Make your own special relationships with wildlife in a safe and supervised environment.

Learn about bats scientific name, Chiroptera  and take part in an activity creating your own flappy bat to take home!
http://sustainabilityfair.com.au/